Recipe - vegetable soup - The Student Room

Vegetable Soup

OK I have a really really good one for vegetable soup.....

I make this without a recipe - I made it up so the quantities may vary a bit sorry! But for about 4-6 people:


  • butter/oil
  • Big pot/pan
  • Hand Blender/blender/really good masher and mashing technique
  • dried herbs (provenciale are good!)
  • water
  • 2 vegetable oxo cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 med-large onions
  • 5 potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • and some kind of green vegetables (brocoli, cabbage, leek) - whatever you want really! Just do about the same amount of vegetables for each person as they'd eat with a meal.


  1. Ok take a large pan/casserole dish (with big sides) and peel and chop up the onions.
  2. Sautee (fry lightly) the onions in the pan with quite a bit of butter/oil.
  3. Peel and chop the other vegetables into little cubes and add them to the onions.
  4. Wait for them to brown slightly and then add water - add just enough so that it's nearly covering all the vegetables.
  5. Add the oxo cubes, salt and pepoer and about 2 tsps of the herbs and bring to the boil. Once boiling turn it down and leave to simmer for a while (if you have a lid for the pan put it on - it will take less time)
  6. Check that the vegetables are cooked - they should be really soft (poke them with a knife or something)
  7. Get a hand blender (these are probably best but you could tip the soup into a big blender or if you don't have one use a potato masher and mash very hard! (Tried and tested hehe) and just zzzz (blend) it a bit until it's the texture you want it to be (whatever your preferences are)
  8. And voilà - there you go! This soup is magical honest!


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